Need Advice-Buying Boom Mic/pole
Posted 03 September 2006 - 03:36 PM
Posted 03 September 2006 - 04:16 PM
These Sennheiser mics price anywhere from $250 to several thousand dollars. Like everything else, it depends on your budget and the type of sound you want to capture. Although I pay a lot of attention to sound, I am really not a sound guy, so I'm sure someone else can give you more precise guidance in selecting a sound kit.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 03:08 AM
You don't need both channels on the camera because it's not stereo, if you only use one mic. When you capture it will only be two mono tracks. There should be a setting on your cam so you can hear the single track in both sides of the headphones.
try and at least get a ME66 or an AT835B. a little info:
better poles are strong as well as light, but you can get away with a cheaper pole (make you own) and spend more on a blimp or a softy (and a GOOD shock mount, cheap ones squeek). If you shoot out side you 'll be glad you did.
Also, if you have two mics, two booms or a boom and a lav, then using both channels are a plus.
But no matter what you use, don't over drive the preamps in the camera. if it sounds bad in the head phones, it probably sounds bad, and you'll never fix it in post no matter how many plugins' you have.